Sunday, April 19, 2009

Readathon Final Update

Five books completed for a total of 1,013 pages.

Genesis. Bernard Beckett
The Fire Gospel. Michel Faber
When Will There Be Good News? Kate Atkinson
Great Granny Webster. Caroline Blackwood
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths. Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

*Edited to add Final Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

1-2 am, whatever hour that was. Then I gave up and went to bed until 5:30 am.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

The Atkinson, the Faber.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Perhaps have the readathon last a few hours longer so everyone could have some sleep without feeling guilty about it.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?


5. How many books did you read?


6. What were the names of the books you read?

Listed above

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News?

8. Which did you enjoy least?

The Norse mythology simply because I was reading at too fast a clip by then so that I could finish it before the readathon ended (finished with one minute to spare).

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?


10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

Very likely. Reader


  1. Over 1000 pages?! Awesome!

  2. You had a great read-a-thon - congratulations!

  3. Awesome job :D
    And what a cute kitty!!

  4. Wow, you did great - and some of those books don't look like they'd be the easiest to read when you are sleepy! Well done!

  5. How much longer would you have the readathon last? I think it's a good idea...

  6. Hmmm. Maybe a 30 hour stretch. Let everyone get up to six hours of rest in the middle of the night.

  7. I am all amazement--I love to read, but I can't imagine doing this. You clearly enjoyed the experience (i.e., you said you would do it again), but..but..are there any of the books you wished you didn't have to race through. Or maybe you didn't have a racing feeling, but just a reading for a long time feeling.

    BTW, I have awarded your blog the "One Lovely Blog" award--congratulations. Stop by my site for details, after you're rested up, of course!

  8. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Sounds like you read Norse Myths the way I finish most books. I just get too excited to finish the books. Great summary and some great books you've read.

  9. Love your kitty. Good going on the readathon! :)

  10. Woo-hoo on the 5 books completed!

  11. Wow, that's pretty impressive!


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